Billy Vunipola revealed he was delighted to have won at Sandy Park for the first time in his career, after Saracens beat Exeter Chiefs 16-9 in absorbing contest in Devon.
“It feels awesome – it was a tough win and we sneaked it at the end. said Vunipola.
“Personally, I’ve never beaten Exeter when I’ve played them so to come away from Sandy Park with the win and to have finally beaten them is great” revealed the bulldozing No.8.
Vunipola was replaced by Will Fraser after 61 minutes, and the England No.8 side watching the side defend their seven point lead was “nerve wracking”.
“Watching the boys defend was pretty nerve wracking” said the 21 year-old.
“The boys put in a massive effort. We turned them over a few times but they just kept coming back at us so to come out with the win is brilliant.
“The win is not important as the boys playing for each other, the win is just the bonus. The lads really stuck in there and played together, the collective effort was fantastic today”.
Billy added; “Will (Fraser) came on and had a stormer, Jacques (Burger) must have made about seventy tackles, and Jacko (Jackson Wray) played great – he carried really well and hit every ruck. There’s some great competition in the back row at this club and I’m really enjoying it”.